FD Helps Rescue Man From 12-Foot Hole
Upper Saddle River man fell while checking on construction at his home, officials said
A Mahwah Fire Department squad helped rescue an Upper Saddle River man who fell 12 feet down a hole in his home’s foundation early Sunday morning, Assistant Chief Brad Stio said.
“The man’s home was under construction, and he was inspecting the progress of the work when he fell down a hole in the foundation,” at about 8:25 a.m. Sunday, Stio said.
Crews from Ramsey and a rescue truck from Mahwah responded to the accident. “We used a tripod to lower an emergency responder into the hole, and to remove the [man who fell],” Stio said. “The patient was transferred to the hospital to treat possible back and leg injuries,” Stio said. The extent of his injuries was unknown.
According to fire officials, the victim was removed from the hole within an hour of falling.